The Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in MLB action from Chase Field on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Arizona is a -165 home favorite while Washington is a +140 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 9.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Trevor Williams will start for Washington and is 1-1 with a 3.41 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Ryne Nelson will start for Arizona and is 1-2 with a 6.39 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season.
Arizona’s 8-7 win over Washington on Saturday made it six wins for the D-Backs in the last seven head-to-head meetings between these two teams.
Washington is 2-6 in their last 8 games against the NL West and 23-50 in their last 73 game three matchups while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Arizona is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 home games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
I’m backing the Nationals here. I’m just not feeling like I’m in a position where I want to be laying heavy juice with Ryne Nelson as my starting pitcher, and as much as I’ve bashed Trevor Williams in the past, he has given the Nationals a chance to win every time he’s been on the mound, which is all you can really ask for from him. Arizona’s been solid out of the gate, but I’m not lqying this kind of juice and the Nationals have been a bit better than I thought they’d be to this point. Give me Washington here.